Circadian Solar has acquired further premises in the UK as it prepares to launch pilot production of its concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) system, reports Solar Power Portal. The 2,000-square-foot site is located close to the company’s head office at the Viscount Centre on the University of Warwick Science Park and has been modified to accommodate the prototype manufacturing line.
“2011 is an important year for us; we have more test sites opening and several commercial projects in the pipeline, all of which mark the transition of our systems from lab to real world. It’s an exciting time, and moving into pilot production is a significant step forward in our path to full manufacture that reflects the confidence that we have in our CPV system development to date,” Circadian Solar CEO Jeroen Haberland said.
At the end of 2010, Circadian’s CPV technology achieved a temperature-corrected peak module aperture efficiency of 30% during trials at its test site in Lisbon; the first full system testing results are expected in October.